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Things to do in London this weekend

Grab the weekend by the horns and get stuck into the best things to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in London

Photograph: Mark Farhall
By Time Out London Things To Do, Alexandra Sims and Angela Hui |
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Gear up for a big one this weekend in London. No, not you Storm Dennis, you’ve already done enough damage – be gone! Hopefully the weather will be brighter and happier this weekend, so get out and make the most of the city. Sink some pints at craft beer fest Cask 2020, see awesome automobiles at The London Classic Car Show or hunt down pre-loved gems at The Big London Flea. The weekend’s yours for the taking. 

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What’s on this weekend?

Photograph: Ecstatic Peace Library
Things to do, pop-ups

Daydream Library Series and Ecstatic Peace Library Record Store Pop Up

96 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington

What is it? 
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and friends are behind this pop-up record store in north London. 

Why go? 
To shop vinyl records, posters, art, vintage T-shirts and memorabilia. The space will double up as a bookshop, art gallery and the HQ of an underground newspaper. 

Steve McQueen
Photograph: Steve McQueen '7th Nov. 2001' Video still © Steve McQueen. Image courtesy of the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery
Art

‘Steve McQueen’

Tate Modern, Bankside
5 out of 5 stars

What is it? 
A heavy-hitting art exhibition from Turner Prize- and Oscar-winning Steve McQueen.

Why go? 
To see a painful, moving and totally amazing show about racism, violence, greed, oppression, manipulation and sadness. It’s truly eye-opening stuff.

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Photograph: Melvin Edwards. Courtesy the artist ; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London ; and Alexander G r ay Associates, New York.
Art

‘Melvin Edwards’

Stephen Friedman, Mayfair
4 out of 5 stars

What is it? 
An exhibition filled with brutal but beautiful welded metal sculptures made up of clamps, pegs, crowbars, screwdrivers, metal plates and more.

Why go? 
It’s big, tough art that references big, tough themes such as mass acts of racism, violence, oppression and brutality. 

Photograph: Marc Brenner
Theatre, Drama

‘Leopoldstadt’

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road
4 out of 5 stars

What is it? 
Legendary playwright Tom Stoppard’s alleged final play about the devastating rise and fall of Vienna’s Jewish community in the twentieth century. 

Why go? 
To see a vast cast and an enormous amount of history crammed into its two-and-a-half hours. It’s a powerful and sincere tribute to a vanished people.

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